“From Nature” Outdoor exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park Nov 4-12th 2017

The boundaries of my small home studio (i.e. the living room floor) have been tested this last month as I began creating pieces for an outdoor installation at Gasworks Arts Park. The exhibition showcased the creativity of 37 artists forming an arts trail that wound around the bushland of this public park.

The exhibition brief was to imagine:

What would happen next if the energy and vitality of the park grew in self expression so that new forms became apparent, DNA began to change and evolve and surprising structures of transient beauty were made manifest?

Using materials gathered from my local beach environment,  and with generous donations from artist friends I envisaged creating a series of beauty spots arising from the soil or skin of mother earth. I wanted each spot to hold a different energy and to form a mandala or symbol of wholeness. I also wanted the installation to be a circle of reflection and contemplation where viewers could be invited to become centred and calm.

Here are some photos of the process and the finished work.

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Step into the Flow

We’re still waiting for spring after a particularly cold winter. Sitting on the threshold so to speak. All this winter gloom has been great for indoorsy, creative experimentation.

With thanks to Lyn Belisle for the tutorial on face making and Cas Holmes for inspiration.